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Legacy Fighting Alliance 12 – Derrick Krantz

By Lance Edwards   Coming off a win at LFA 4 over Hayward Charles (13-9), Derrick Krantz (19-9) returns to the LFA cage to face Minnesota’s Ben Neumann (12-4) for the inaugural welterweight championship. Ironically the last time Krantz fought for a title in Minnesota, he was victorious against Brock Larson (40-10) to claim the Legacy Fighting Championship welterweight title. Krantz was a long time veteran at Legacy Fighting Championship, with a strong following amongst the fans. At LFC 18 he had unsuccessfully challenged for the title against Jorge “Macaco” Patino (31-9-2), fighting a total of nine times for Legacy Fighting Championship and twice for Bellator. Having secured the Legacy Fighting Championship welterweight title at LFC 43, Krantz (17-9) lost the title to current UFC fighter Alex Morono (14-3) at…

LFA Returns To Minnesota for LFA 20 – Curry vs. Barnes

MAIN EVENT: CHAD "BLITZ" CURRY vs.  NICK "THE PHOENIX" BARNES WELTERWEIGHT SHOWDOWN CO-MAIN EVENT: BOBBY "THE WOLFMAN" MOFFETT vs. "NASTY" NATE JENNERMAN FEATHERWEIGHT WAR PLUS: Women's MMA Pioneer KELLY "BLOOD RED" KOBOLD vs. Knockout Artist CHRISTINE "KNUCKLES" STANLEY FRIDAY, AUGUST 25th LIVE on AXS TV LIVE at the MYSTIC SHOWROOM in PRIOR LAKE, MINNESOTA Tickets are on sale NOW through MysticLake.com   HOUSTON, Texas - Legacy Fighting Alliance (LFA) CEO Ed Soares announced today that the LFA will make its third trip to Minnesota at the end of August with a welterweight headliner and the return of two revered Minnesotans.   The main event of LFA 20 will feature a welterweight war between rising star Chad "Blitz" Curry and former RFA title challenger Nick "The Phoenix" Barnes. LFA 20 - Curry vs. Barnes takes place Friday, August 25th at…

Legacy Fighting Alliance 20 – Chad Curry

By Lance Edwards   Chad Curry (9-1) finishes fights! As a professional fighter, he has never gone to a decision, and plans to continue that legacy at LFA 20 when he faces Nick Barnes (11-2). Barnes is a skilled submission artist whose losses came to UFC veteran Brian Camozzi (7-4) and recent TUF winner Jesse Taylor (31-15). Curry is riding a two-fight winning streak which last saw him put away Kyle Kurtz (7-5) at LFA 12 via TKO. “I felt the fight went really well,” Curry explains, “He was a last minute opponent. My original opponent got hurt a week before. He was coming up for a fight, so was in shape and good to go. I trained in camp for a certain style, and with a change of opponent…

Legacy Fighting Alliance 20 – Nate Jennerman

By Lance Edwards LFA 20 sees the return of exciting up and comer Nate Jennerman (9-2) when he steps back in to the LFA cage to face another excellent young fighter, Bobby Moffett (9-2). Jennerman was last seen on AXS TV when he faced Damion Hill (12-8) in LFA 12, a fight that saw him take home the victory in the first round when he submitted his opponent via guillotine choke. Hailing from Sheboygan, Wisconsin, Jennerman does the one hour drive nearly every day of the week to Roufusport, where he trains. The gym, belonging to former fighter and well known MMA coach Duke Roufus, is a mecca to fighters wanting to go all the way in the sport of MMA. Jennerman is no different. “I wrestled in middle school.…

Legacy Fighting Alliance 20 – Recap

Nick Barnes def. Chad Curry by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 30-27) - Round 3, 5:00   Bobby Moffett def. Nate Jennerman by unanimous decision (30-26, 30-27, 30-26) - Round 3, 5:00   Kelly Kobold vs. Christine Stanley by declared split draw (29-27, 27-29, 28-28) - Round 3, 5:00   Travis Perzynski def. Carl Wittstock by technical submission (rear-naked choke) - Round 1, 1:49   Bobby Lee def. Ashkan Morvari by split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28) - Round 3, 5:00   Jeff Peterson def. Brandon Jenkins by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28) - Round 3, 5:00   Shawn West def. Melvin Blumer by TKO (strikes) - Round 3, 1:27

LFA Brings Final Event of 2017 To Minnesota For LFA 29 – Camus vs. Simon

MAIN EVENT: "KING OF MILWAUKEE" CHICO CAMUS vs. RICKY SIMON BANTAMWEIGHT WORLD TITLE FIGHT CO-MAIN EVENT: "THE MARINE" MIKE RICHMAN vs. "THE ADMINISTRATOR" JEFF PETERSON LIGHTWEIGHT WAR PLUS THE RETURN OF  19-YEAR-OLD SUPER PROSPECT: "THE FUTURE" MAYCEE BARBER FRIDAY, DECEMBER 15th LIVE on AXS TV LIVE at the MYSTIC SHOWROOM in PRIOR LAKE, MINNESOTA Tickets are on sale NOW through MysticLake.com     HOUSTON, Texas - Legacy Fighting Alliance (LFA) CEO Ed Soares announced today that the LFA will host its final event of the year next month in Minnesota with a bantamweight title fight, a high-stakes lightweight showdown, and the return of a surefire women's strawweight prospect.   The main event of LFA 29 will crown a new LFA bantamweight champion when eight-time UFC vet Chico Camus battles blue chip prospect Ricky Simon for the vacant title. LFA 29 - Camus vs. Simon takes place…

Legacy Fighting Alliance 29 – Brandon Jenkins

By Lance Edwards   Brandon Jenkins (10-5) is one of the top ranked lightweights in Minnesota. A six-foot-tall 155lber, Jenkins has taken the rough with the smooth during his career. With two previous LFA bouts under his belt, at LFA 29 Jenkins faces Carl Wittstock (9-2). This fight has all the makings of an excellent bout, and one that Jenkins is determined to walk away the victor from.   Unlike some fighters, Jenkins had no intention as a child to go into combat sports; “I was bullied a lot as a kid. I had buckteeth, glasses and I was skinny. I was always getting into fights at school so my dad bought me an MMA gym membership when I was seventeen. He wanted me to learn how to defend myself…